Master of Social Sciences (Autumn 2022 intake)

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Master of Social Sciences
 
Features
  • This master programme is the first postgraduate programme offered by a local tertiary institution that provides integrated training in criminology, economics, psychology and political science from the perspective of social sciences
  • Provides advanced training in various social sciences disciplines, such as economics, psychology, sociology and politics science, in order for students to reflect on social sciences issues from different academic viewpoints
  • Trains social sciences practitioners with sound knowledge in theory and practice to help people, organizations and communities develop innovative solutions, and to accomplish excellence in undertaking research in social sciences
  • Provides postgraduate education and training in public and social policy analysis and governance with economic, psychology and political science emphases
  • Graduates will be particularly competitive in the job market for positions directly or indirectly related to social research in both private and public sectors.
 
Learning outcomes
 
Upon completion of the programme, students will be able to:
  • Explain global, social and human issues from multiple perspectives of social sciences;
  • Conduct rigorous analysis of acute global, social and human issues with appropriate research methods in social sciences;
  • Apply the theoretical accounts of economics, sociology, public governance and/or psychology for a critical understanding of acute global, social and human issues; and
  • Evaluate the contributions and limitations of different social research methodologies in social sciences.
 
Programme structures and contents#
 
Students must successfully complete 60 credits, including the following two common core courses:
Course codeCourse titleCreditContact hours
SOSC A821F
Social Science Perspectives
社會科學導論
10
49
SOSC A822F
Social Research Methods and Applications
社會研究方法與應用
10
49
 
Students are also required to complete 40 credits from the following elective courses:
Course codeCourse titleCreditContact hours
ECON A822F
Economic Analysis in Global Market
環球市場經濟分析
5
25
ECON A823F
Econometrics and Applied Statistics
計量經濟學及應用統計學
5
25
ECON A826F
Economic Development in Global Economy
世界經濟大勢下的經濟發展
5
25
ECON A827F
Economic Analysis in Public Policy
公共政策的經濟分析
10
49
ECON A828F
Data Science for Public Policy Analyst
公共政策分析師的數據科學
5
25
GAPG A821F
International Relations: Theories and Practices
國際關係:理論與實踐
5
25
GAPG A822F
Exploring Global Issues
探索全球議題
5
25
GAPG A824F
Global Political Economy: Theories and Key Issues
全球政治經濟:理論與關鍵議題
5
25
GAPG A825F
Society and Culture in the Era of Globalization
全球化下的社會和文化
5
25
GAPG A826F
Greater China: Governance and Politics
大中華:管治與政治
5
25
GAPG A833F
Global Governance
全球管治
5
25
PSYC A813F
Psychology for Work I: Assessment, Selection and Development
職場心理學I:測試、篩選及發展
5
25
PSYC A814F
Psychology for Consumer Studies
消費心理學
10
49
PSYC A815F
Psychology for Decision-Making
決策心理學
10
49
PSYC A816F
Psychology for Work II: Organizational Behaviour
職場心理學II:組織行為
5
25
SOCI A811F
Crime and Criminology
罪案與犯罪學
5
25
SOCI A812F
Punishment, Prison, and Penology
懲罰、監獄和刑罰學
5
25
SOCI A814F
Essentials of Social Policy Studies
會政策研究的基礎
5
25
SOCI A815F
Key Issues in Social Policy Studies
社會政策研究主要課題
5
25
SOCI A816F
Criminology and Social Welfare
犯罪學與社會福利
5
25
SOCI A817F
Criminal Justice and Selected Crime Issues
刑事司法專題探討
5
25
 
# The above course arrangements are subject to revision without prior notice.